Georgetown University Capstone M.A. Program in English

Georgetown University M.A. Program in English is currently accepting applications for our free-standing Master of Arts Program in English at Georgetown University, and I would like to ask you to share this information with senior undergraduates who might be interested in a diverse, academically rigorous 2-year M.A. program.

Because we currently offer no Ph.D. in English at Georgetown, our M.A. program hosts our most advanced students, and they receive the kind of focused attention from our faculty that doctoral students might receive at other institutions. It is, therefore, an excellent program for students who are considering the Ph.D. but are not yet ready to commit to that, for those who need a bit more preparation and experience with graduate-level work before they apply to doctoral programs, and for those for whom the M.A. will be the capstone of their academic education.

In recognition of the central place of our Master’s students in our department, close to half of those who matriculate each year receive merit-based funding packages that fully pay for tuition as well as an hourly wage in a number of professional development settings (including teaching assistantships); all students offered a funding package their first year can count on tuition support in their second, contingent upon their maintaining an excellent academic record.

More information can be found on the attached flyer and on our website (, which also provides application instructions. Should you or your students have questions, they should direct them initially to our Academic Administrator, Jessica Marr (<>). I am also happy to receive questions from interested prospective students.

If you might share this information and the flyer with seniors who might be interested in our M.A. program, I would much appreciate it. Apologies if I have sent this message to the wrong person, and I hope that you wouldn’t mind forwarding it to the correct place.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick R. O’Malley
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Department of English
Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057


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